Netherlands and Poland get their UEFA Nations League campaigns underway in Amsterdam on Friday. Netherlands saw manager Ronald Koeman recently bail to Barcelona, how will that affect Oranje at Johan Cruyff Arena?
Netherlands finished second in Group C to qualify for the European Championship. Oranje finished second, two points behind Germany after winning six of their eight matches.
Ronald Koeman’s side competed in the UEFA Nations League finals. They defeated England 3-1 in extra time before a 1-0 defeat against Portugal.
Netherlands won five of their last six Euro qualifiers, beating Germany 4-2, Estonia 4-0 and 5-0, Northern Ireland 3-1 and Belarus 2-1. The only blip in that run was a 0-0 draw in Northern Ireland.
Netherlands Team News
Ronald Koeman recently moved to Barcelona and was replaced Dwight Lodeweges.
Defenders Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt and Patrick van Aanholt are not in the squad.
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Tim Krul, Marco Bizot
Defenders: Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk (Captain), Joël Veltman, Nathan Aké, Kenny Tete, Denzel Dumfries, Hans Hateboer, Perr Schuurs, Owen Wijndal
Midfielders: Georginio Wijnaldum (Vice-captain), Kevin Strootman, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Leroy Fer, Donny van de Beek, Mohamed Ihattaren
Forwards: Ryan Babel, Memphis Depay, Quincy Promes, Luuk de Jong, Steven Bergwijn
Poland qualified for the UEFA European Championship, finishing top of Group G, six points ahead of Austria after winning eight of ten matches. They won four straight before a 2-0 loss in Slovenia and 0-0 draw against Austria.
Jerzy Brzeczek’s side responded by winning their final four matches. They took care of Latvia 3-0, North Macedonia 2-0, Israel 2-1 and Slovenia 3-2.
Poland Team News
Poland are without the retired Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Błaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski who has been given the international break off. That’s 286 caps and 85 goals missing from the squad.
The Eagles still have a strong squad with Grzegorz Krychowiak and Piotr Zieliński in midfield, Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piątek up front.
Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczęsny, Łukasz Fabiański, Łukasz Skorupski, Bartłomiej Drągowski
Defenders: Kamil Glik, Maciej Rybus, Artur Jędrzejczyk, Bartosz Bereszyński, Jan Bednarek, Tomasz Kędziora, Paweł Bochniewicz, Michał Karbownik, Sebastian Walukiewicz
Midfielders: Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zieliński, Mateusz Klich, Karol Linetty, Jacek Góralski, Przemysław Frankowski, Sebastian Szymański, Damian Kądzior, Kamil Jóźwiak, Jakub Moder
Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piątek, Adam Buksa
Netherlands vs Poland Head to Head
Netherlands have a 6-3 advantage against Poland with six draws in 15 matches. The last encounter was in a 2016 friendly, Netherlands winning 2-1 in Gdańsk.
Netherlands vs Poland Odds
Netherlands are 1.53 favourites at bet365 with Poland available at 7.45 at Unibet. A draw can be backed at 4.65.
Netherlands vs Poland Match Up
Netherlands were rocked with the sudden departure of manager Ronald Koeman to Barcelona. His replacement Dwight Lodeweges is uninspiring, how much will it affect the squad?
Poland came through a weak qualifying group but have quality players in key positions. How will they fare without Robert Lewandowski?
Netherlands vs Poland Stats
- Netherlands have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
- Netherlands have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
- Netherlands have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
- Netherlands have won 4 of their last 6 matches against Poland including friendlies.
- Poland have won 8 of their last 10 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
- Poland have scored 2+ goals in their last 4 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).